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Very classy. Is that electricity running to it as well? We grew up friends with a family who lived in a rural farmhouse. The parents raised 7 kids in the house and never had an indoor toilet until 1955. I've been to the property a year or so ago and the old outhouse still stands. -Anne K.
That log cabin outhouse yesterday doesn't look like it provided alot of privacy. I like the rustic look tho. The one today is really fancy. It's been neglected a bit but someone put alot of energy into that one with all the molding on top, shutters and clapboards. Are those lightning rods sticking up from the roof?
Ok, I've resisted long enough. Have you heard of pig toilets? They were used in Goa, India and rural China. It's an outhouse with an opening at the back for the pigs to eat your feces. It works quite well, but you will want to raise your behind when the boss hog comes running to shoulder the squealing piglets aside. http://www.theculture.net/india/images/pig-toilet.jpg
Makes me not so hungry for pork chops anymore...
I'm not surprised that this outhouse is so fancy. North Salem NY is half way between Hartford an NYC. Beautiful town with very large statley old homes.
i was looking for an example of a typical UK out house to show you and found it but as a model for a model railway.http://www.duncanmodels.co.uk/price_2.jpg
and also sells an occupant for it too to add a little humor to your railway! http://www.duncanmodels.co.uk/Duncan%20Models%20Pictures%20Converted/man-on-the-loo.jpg
You should check out the photos of the privy at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in the Flint Hills near Cottonwood Falls Kansas. This ranch (Spring Creek Ranch)is now a national monument. It's a very interesting place to visit.
Looks rather sad and desolate.